Thunderbird 1

Crafted to be admired

The 131 project has been the result of a design effort inspired by previous premium transformations but with the intention of making it a piece with a unique appearance. Crafted to be admired.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Motorcycle 131

British Royal Air Force

The number 131 holds a special meaning for the owner of Thunderbird 1, as in 1978, he enlisted in the British Royal Air Force in the 131st apprentice class. He wanted to represent this on his motorcycle through one of the emblems placed on the fairing, which bears the badge he wore on his uniform back then.

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A personal touch with history. Our client sent us this emblem from the British Royal Air Force to incorporate it into his motorcycle, and we immediately knew that the best way to represent this detail was with motor emblems.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

With digital design tools, we were able to recreate the lines to turn your emblem into a unique and meaningful motor piece. The result is a tribute with a hidden personal history!

Specialists

The largest Triumph motorcycle transformer

Our added value lies in specializing in neo-classic Triumph engines, which has made us the world's largest specialist in these engines. No one has created as many motorcycles with the same engine, with over 151 unique motorcycles showcased on our website and around 50 that we haven't showcased.

Our core value is the specialization and know-how we have acquired with each project.

Engine and Style

Cafe Racer Purrs

An iconic carbureted Thruxton 900 engine that will make all neoclassic motorcycle style enthusiasts sigh with its sound. And there's no better match for this engine than the Cafe Racer style. This combination turns Thunderbird 1 into a true classic motorcycle in the purest Racer style.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

At the heart of Thunderbird 1, the Thruxton 900, beats with the nostalgia of a golden age of speed. Choosing a carbureted engine recaptures the authenticity of a classic sporty style. With its distinctive character and sound, you'll immerse yourself in the past while enjoying the power and elegance that only an engine like this can offer. Relive the glory of the Cafe Racer movement.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Riding a Cafe Racer is experiencing the essence of freedom. Designed for occasional riding and excitement, it takes you on a journey that feels more like a romance than a daily routine. A motorcycle of this style is the perfect choice for those seeking adventures filled with style and passion at every turn.

Inspiration

Gems on Two Wheels

The design of this motorcycle has been carefully thought out, as Mike had a clear vision. The future owner of the bike wanted his motorcycle to be a true gem and, naturally, drew inspiration from some of our greatest two-wheeled gems. The motorcycles that inspired Thunderbird 1 were Jade, Helios, and Gullwing; quite a challenge to adapt the qualities of these bikes to create a unique concept.

Design and paint

A Racer Look

In terms of colors, the goal was to achieve a sportier appearance without deviating from the classic concept. For this, the combination of an intense metallic red with metallic silver was chosen. Additionally, a golden line has been placed between both colors, separating and uniting the two tones at the same time.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

In Thunderbird 1, every nuance has been carefully considered. The intense metallic red symbolizes a passion for speed, while the metallic silver evokes the elegance of classic motorcycles. Both colors harmoniously come together through a golden stripe, adding a touch of luxury to every detail.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

At Tamarit Motorcycles, every project is a unique work of art. The choice of colors is a meticulous process. After conversations with our clients, our design team explores hundreds of color swatches to find the exact shade that will bring the final result to life. Each hue is a story in itself.

The result

Thunderbird 1

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Monocoque seat

Sporty Aesthetics

For the single-piece seat of Thunderbird 1, the idea was to create a shorter version of the seat used in our Gullwing project but without the upholstery extending onto the tank. As an extension of the seat, a strip of the same seat material has been placed on the tank, on which a chrome-plated and perforated metal piece has been mounted. It's worth noting that the solo seat has been upholstered with black nautical material and hand-stitched with red thread. Undoubtedly, this highlights the sporty style of the project.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

In this project, a sporty aesthetic has been a priority in the creation process. This can be seen in the red thread that adorns the seat upholstery; it's a distinctive feature that highlights the sporty essence.


triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Although this time the seat does not extend onto the tank, we have incorporated a strip of upholstery with a perforated metal strip. This enhances the 'aggressive' aesthetics at the heart of the classic style. We maintain the essence with a touch of boldness.

Exhaust

Custom Sound

The exhausts in the project are reminiscent of those created in our Helios motorcycle, though with some aesthetic changes. A dual exhaust system from the top that positions the exhaust outlet under the cowl.

Furthermore, along the exhaust and at the angled tips, handmade brass grilles have been incorporated to prevent the heat generated by it from coming into direct contact with the rider's leg. A unique piece crafted by hand for this motorcycle. 

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

This dual exhaust system has been meticulously welded piece by piece and then taken to a laboratory for an engineer to certify its safety. A unique piece handcrafted specifically for this motorcycle.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Handmade grilles have been incorporated into the exhaust, fitting the pipe to prevent the heat generated from it from coming into direct contact with the rider's leg.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Temperature Control

Chassis Cooling System

The 131 Thunderbird project has been equipped with a new cooling system, allowing oil cooling to be carried out through the chassis, reducing temperature and eliminating the need for a radiator.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

The rings that can be seen are a work of art and really challenging because they have been welded one by one without any flaws, as the oil flows through there and must not have any leaks.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

This new cooling system inside the chassis is done to eliminate the radiator, creating a circuit for the oil to pass through the frame.

Mono-Shock Absorber

Enhanced Stability and Handling

At the rear of the motorcycle, you can see the mono-shock absorber. This new component uses a single valve that applies pressure evenly, unlike dual shock absorbers. This translates to better handling and stability.

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The functioning of the mono-shock suspension system is the same as in the case of the twin-shock system. Among its benefits, it achieves the necessary efficiency with the work of a single shock absorber, as well as providing easier access to the rear wheel.

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This swingarm style breaks away from the traditional dual-arm design and also simplifies the adjustment of chain tension (if it were the power transmitting element). The aesthetic aspect is also enhanced by this modification.

Custom Fairing and Belly Pan

An Unmistakable Silhouette

Two pieces that don't go unnoticed in this project are the belly pan and fairing, which provide it with that unmistakable silhouette. Both have been handcrafted and adapted for the motorcycle, aiming for more aerodynamic lines to cut through the air. These elements are essential to achieve the Cafe Racer style.

 A custom gold trim has been added to the rim, a unique design fixed with screws and made by our team, as lenticular rims do not have this rim added. 

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The fairing and the belly pan are the visual stars of our project. We've adapted the fairing to make it the centerpiece of a true Café Racer, completely transforming the bike's silhouette.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

The fairing not only fits perfectly into the project, but we've also handcrafted an interior support to integrate the odometer into the base. Every element matters in our pursuit of perfection.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1


triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1


Swingarm Extension

Cafe Racer Position

The swingarm extension shifts the rider's position rearward, one of the most distinctive features of the Cafe Racer style. The modifications made to the motorcycle required chassis reinforcement, so the project was taken to the laboratory to perform the necessary tests and certify its strength.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1


triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

This swingarm style breaks away from the traditional double-arm design, and it also simplifies chain tension adjustment (if the chain is the torque-transmitting component). This modification enhances the aesthetic aspect as well. with this modification.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

To ensure safety and strength after the swingarm modification, a chassis reinforcement was carried out. This reinforcement was implemented using the part visible in the photo. The new piece underwent rigorous testing in the laboratory to guarantee its quality and durability.

High technology

The brain of the motorcycle

We have included one of our essentials, the Motogadget speedometer, for a cleaner and more minimalist finish. Incorporating other Motogadget components, such as the ECU and the front and rear turn signals is also worth noting.

At Tamarit, we always seek the best optimization of the electronics in our motorcycles, and the ECUs function as the brain of the motorcycles. That's why we include the Motogadget ECU in our projects, which is the most comprehensive on the market. Thanks to its functions and the app, the motorcycle can be fully monitored through your smartphone.

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Chrome and brass Plating

A handcrafted work

In this project a chrome plating process has been carried out on parts such as the seat posts, the shock absorber or the engine. It is a chemical process that leaves the parts of our motorcycles shining like a mirror. Chroming, nickel plating or brass plating a part takes hundreds of hours of manual work and craftsmanship.

This process differentiates us and positions us as a premium motorcycle brand.

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Otros detalles de Thunderbird

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

The odometer has been inserted into the base of the fairing, all handcrafted to fit the motorcycle's aesthetics.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

In this case, and because the design called for it, a gold-colored chain has been installed.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Another noticeable component is the K&N air filters, made from cotton with oil-lubricated layers, providing up to 50% more air flow than traditional paper air filters.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

At the rear of the seat, it's worth noting that the brake lights/turn signals have been integrated into the structure of the tail section itself. Additionally, you can also see the project's identifying plate.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

New tires, Beringer brake discs, and brake calipers have been placed at Thunderbird's feet.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

At the motorcycle's controls, the control switches, Motogadget turn signals, mirrors, and Kustom Tech levers stand out.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

A front fender has been positioned just under the fairing, with its support brass-plated to maintain the aesthetics.

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer thunderbird 1

Every detail has been meticulously cared for, including the chrome plating and brass work on all the screws.

US Shipments

Hi there!

Tamarit motorcycles know no borders and are already on the roads of half the world. Specifically, in the United States we have a Tamarit LLC in Miami that, together with an associated mechanical workshop, is responsible for carrying out all the necessary procedures for Tamarit motorcycles to reach the destination country. 

triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1
triumph thruxton 900 cafe racer tamarit thunderbird 1

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